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German police seek motive in car ramming that injured 60

Volkmarsen - German authorities scrambled Tuesday to determine the motives of a man who ploughed his car into a carnival procession, injuring dozens and further unsettling a country rocked by a fatal mass shooting last week.

Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto files complaint against Portgual

Lisbon - Portuguese hacker Rui Pinto, the originator of Football Leaks and Luanda Leaks, has filed a complaint with the EU against Portugal, accusing it of non-compliance with European rules on extradition, his lawyers told AFP on Monday.

Russia gave 'essential support' in Chechen's Berlin murder: reports

Berlin - Russian security services provided "essential support" in the killing of a former Chechen commander in a Berlin park, media have reported.

German far right arrests reveal 'shocking' mosque attack plot

Berlin - Members of a far-right German group who were arrested last week were believed to have been plotting "shocking" large-scale attacks on Muslims similar to the ones carried out in New Zealand last year, the government said Monday.

Essential Science: Turning smartphones into micro-laboratories

Advances in optical imaging together with progress with digital technology is helping to transform the functional smartphone into a medical diagnostic device, offering advanced imaging and other uses.

Russian artist, partner held over sex tape that sank Macron ally

Paris - French police held a Russian activist and his girlfriend for questioning on Sunday over a sex tape released online that brought down President Emmanuel Macron's favoured candidate for Paris mayor.

Russian artist at centre of French sex tape scandal held

Paris - Controversial Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky, who claims to have leaked a sex video of a prominent Paris politician, was arrested by French police on Saturday over an unrelated act of violence, the Paris prosecutor's office said.

New rape charges against Islamic scholar Ramadan

Paris - Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan has been charged with raping two women besides two others he was already facing accusations over, his lawyer told AFP Thursday.

French skating head defiant amid underage sex claims

Paris - French figure skating chief Didier Gailhaguet cut a defiant figure Wednesday amid claims of rape and sexual abuse of minors in the sport and government demands for his resignation.

Star French jockey under investigation for alleged rape

Paris - Pierre-Charles Boudot, the jockey who rode the winner in the 2019 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, was questioned Thursday by investigators along with a woman who has accused him of rape.

UN experts urge probe into alleged Saudi hacking of Bezos phone

Geneva - Independent UN rights experts said Wednesday they had received information that Amazon owner Jeff Bezos's phone was hacked through a WhatsApp account belonging to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Saudi dismisses link to hack of Amazon owner Bezos

Washington - The Saudi embassy in Washington on Tuesday dismissed suggestions the kingdom hacked the phone of Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, as media reports linked the security breach to a WhatsApp message from an account of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Germany launches raids over suspected Mitsubishi diesel fraud

Frankfurt Am Main - German prosecutors on Tuesday said they were searching business premises across the country as part of an investigation into suspected diesel emissions cheating involving Mitsubishi cars.

Ukraine presses Iran to hand over downed jet's black boxes

Kiev - Ukraine's president on Monday urged Tehran to hand over the black box flight recorders of a passenger plane mistakenly shot down by Iranian forces during a spike in tensions with Washington.

Canada asks Iran to send airliner's black boxes to Ukraine or France

Montr - Canada on Sunday repeated its request that Iran quickly hand over to France or Ukraine black boxes from the Ukrainian airliner which Tehran's forces accidentally shot down.

Trudeau urges Iran to send downed jetliner's black boxes to France

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged Iran to hand over black boxes from last week's downed airliner to France, saying it has one of the few laboratories capable of properly examining them.

Ukraine says Iran to hand over downed jet's black boxes

Kiev - Ukraine said Friday Iran was ready to hand over the black box flight recorders of the Ukrainian passenger plane downed by an Iranian missile.

Lesotho PM to resign over alleged links to wife's murder

Maseru - Lesotho's prime minister has bowed to pressure to step down over evidence allegedly linking him to the murder of his estranged wife, the ruling party said Thursday.

France ex-presidential hopeful Royal probed over expenses

Paris - French prosecutors said Wednesday they have opened an investigation into allegations that former French presidential candidate Segolene Royal used expenses meant for her ambassadorial job on external interests including promoting her book.

Iran grants Canada investigators access to downed plane

Ottawa - Canadian investigators flying to Tehran on Monday will access the wreckage and black boxes from a Ukranian jetliner downed by a missile strike last week, officials said.

Disgraced ex-athletics chief Diack to face Paris court over corruption

Paris - Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics' world governing body, is to go on trial in Paris on Monday over corruption charges linked to the Russia doping scandal.

Ghosn escape breaks up legal 'dream team'

Apo - Carlos Ghosn's dramatic escape from Japan has brought down the curtain on his "dream team" legal defence, including the high-profile lawyer known as the "razor", hired for his enviable acquittal record.

Japan raid, Turkey arrests in widening Ghosn probe

Apo - Officials on Thursday raided the Tokyo residence of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn who fled to Lebanon to avoid a Japanese trial, while Turkey detained several people as part of a widening probe into the security lapse.

UN extends investigation of leader's mysterious 1961 death

New York - The United Nations General Assembly on Friday approved a resolution extending the investigation into the mysterious 1961 death of secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold.

Russia identifies gunman in Moscow shootoout

Moscow - Russian authorities on Friday named the man who opened fire near the headquarters of the FSB security agency in central Moscow, killing two and wounding five, but gave no information as to his possible motive.

Russian media names Moscow gunman as 39-year-old local

Moscow - Russian media on Friday identified the man who opened fire near the headquarters of the security service in central Moscow, killing one and wounding five, as a 39-year-old from a nearby town.

Vienna ballet academy 'endangering children's wellbeing'

Vienna - Vienna's prestigious ballet academy is endangering children's wellbeing including by encouraging them to smoke to stay slim, an Austrian commission probing abuse claims said Tuesday.

Ex-police says he helped kill Belarus leader's critics

Minsk - A man who claims to have served in an elite Belarusian police unit says he helped murder key opposition figures 20 years ago, leading to calls Tuesday for President Alexander Lukashenko to be investigated.

Comey admits 'real sloppiness' in FBI Russia warrant request

Washington - Former FBI director James Comey acknowledged Sunday "real sloppiness" in the bureau's handling of a warrant to surveil a Trump campaign advisor with ties to Russia.

Rapid method makes forensic science less hairy

Scientists have produced a new method to dissolve a small quantity of hair proteins without destroying them. This process promises to increase the identification of people associated with crimes - victims or perpetrators.
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